Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Wheatbag for Warmth – DIY

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For a simple heat source,

a Wheatbag is the best idea.

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I have two and cannot live without them.

They heat up within minutes in the microwave and give warmth for a long time.

They do not get cold like hot water bottles but keep the warmth of the body.

I love to heat up the bed with them in Winter.

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And here is how I made them:

Use some leftover material you like and sew up a small square

like a pillowcase.

( 20cm by 20cm or 8 inches by 8 inches).

Leave it open on one side.

Buy some Barley from the store

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and fill the bag with about 1 kg Barley.

Once the Barley is in

sew the remaining side together,

and your bag is ready.

I also made some covers for mine, just like a pillowcase,

so  the bag itself stays clean.and

I can wash it from time to time.

 

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When you need some warmth,

put the Wheatbag into the Microwave for 2 or 3 minutes

and enjoy the warmth coming from it

on your legs, on your feet, everywhere.

It can be used for aches and pains too, i.e. like stomach pains, etc

They are very versatile

and can be used cold too.

I have made some small ones (10 cm by 10 cm)

as they fit nicely into a bag into the freezer as ice packs for any injuries.

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You can if you like  put a bit of lavender inside too and it keeps smelling lovely too. I do like the smell of heated barley though.

 

Enjoy the warmth!

 

 

Relax

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In this busy busy world it is important

to relax,

meditate

meditate,

balance your life,

empty your thoughts,

take a deep breath,

take time for yourself,

enjoy the beauty.

My Bathroom Orchid

My Bathroom Orchid

My bathroom Orchid

My bathroom Orchid

 

This is a reminder for myself

and I invite you all

to take part and take a little break with me.

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Take Thomas’s example:

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Wishing you a relaxing, love filled day! 

 

 

Update on what went wrong…

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You might remember my post from September 2015

when the builders put the railing up

and left the windows open on a newly built building

around the corner from me.

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Well after that – they took the railing off closed the windows

and put the railings back on.

Not really useful if you like to open the window – you can’t.

They have been thinking about it finally,

because yesterday…..look at that!

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Yes, they modified the rail,

hurray, people buying the flats can open the window.

Finally someone thought more practical.

and it only took 7 months……

 

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Look what I found – Love

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I was cycling with my new folding bike – as my other one was stolen from outside my house.

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This one I can fold and leave at the bottom in the stairs, indoors at night, so it is safer.

These plaques I saw just outside the Olympic village.

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I had never seen them before, and thought what a nice idea.

Spread the love!

Choose to be happy!

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Being happy is a choice.

You can choose to be miserable or you can choose to be happy.

Sometimes, as humans we think “we got awful cards dealt our way” or “someone is out to get me”

Sadly guilty of this myself :

This is your journey.

Travel with grace and gratitude or travel with misery, the choice is yours.

The efforts are the same.

Life is trying and sometimes difficult.

Remember today, right in this very NOW moment, you can choose to wash away the sorrows of yesterday the hurts of past…….acknowledge them and release them from your heart (not easy I know) but try…..

Then send out positive energy to the universe, your guides, your angels…..

Watch quietly and see the magic begin.

Changes may be tiny you can barely see them or you may doubt them….but they are there.

A smile from a stranger, a hug from your child, a card from a friend a warm cup of coffee or maybe you were blessed with the last cookie someone saved you! 🙂 

All good things starting to unravel with your positive state of mind…..♥

Enjoy life- its good and bad.

Learn from the challenges….and live in this very NOW moment of peace and happiness….Namaste ♥

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Crochet Curtains

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I do love knitting and crocheting , when time allows, well mainly in Winter really.

I had learnt how to knit and crochet in school and always enjoyed it.

Those curtains were easy to do just following a pattern.

Carmen had asked me to show her my crocheted curtain I did which was hanging in the bathroom before I renovated it. I never took a picture so I did one now.

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more detailed:

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I also made a short Butterfly one for the kitchen window. Again it is stored away as I have a blind in the kitchen.

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I crochet this little coffee mug as a sort of coaster for the kitchen!

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Do you crochet or knit?